An Ode to a Burger

An Ode to a Burger

Burger Burger where for art thou burger? 
What is in a burger…No wait Shakespeare doesn`t go that way #wrongpost. Lets try this again…

Cape Towns first burger festival took place at Jan Van Riebeeck High School sports field on the 13th and 14th of February 2016 and here`s our burgerview on the event.

Venue Views Vibe

Jan Van Riebeeck High School sports field is situated at the foot of Lions Head. The venue boasts majestic views across the city centre as well as the renowned Table Mountain. The field was filled with undercover seating areas to accommodate for the unexpected showers. It was wet but the dj and performers heated the mood with their tunes, they even had some people dancing in the rain (We think the beer might have had something to do with it too).
Burger Festival ViewBurger Festival Vibe

Food & Drink

There was a wide variety of craft beers as well as cocktails and spirits. From vendors such as

Atlantic Storm Brewery
Afro Caribbean Brewery
Long Beach Brewing Co

Just to name a few.

The star of the festival THE BURGERS…

The three vendors that seemed to be the peoples choice (while we were there)

Fat Harry`s
Kitchen Cowboys
(Who unfortunately ran out of burgers)

Rack and Grill

We had the grilled chicken burger served with chips and 1000 island sauce from Blasters Family Restaurant ( Best decision ever). Portion was big and they were one of the few vendors who served chips . We hardly ever order chicken burgers based on the fact that there is a fine line between cooked and overcooked when it comes to chicken. Blasters however gets chicken burgers right, it was juicy, tasty and grilled to perfection. Service was amazing and we definitely fell in love with blasters and will be checking out their restaurant soon.
Burger Festival - Blasters

We also had the Wahine Burger from The Wahine Food Truck. They caught our eye as the burgers on show looked absolutely mouth-watering. The wait for the burger however was disappointing and the attitude from those working there was even more disappointing. The fact that a key ingredient of the burger ( which was the pineapple) was missing, was taken as a joke to staff and customers were not advised while ordering. The pineapple was one of the reasons we chose this particular burger.
Conclusion- Burger was not worth the wait and looks can be deceiving.

Burger Festival - Wahine Food Truck

Now lets get to #C favourite part of the day… Dessert.
Wicked waffle`s queue was well worth the wait, it was freshly made and served hot. We ordered the caramel luscious but we were advised they were out of caramel and had the option to replace it with a fruit syrup. We chose the mango fruit syrup with banana and cream, which for us worked better. It was light, fruity and a little piece of heaven on a plate.

Burger Festival - Wicked Waffle

Despite the rain, we could not resist trying Island Way Sorbet. Its low fat, and served in a natural fruit shell. It’s the perfect dessert to serve at a summer party. They offered free tasters, we tried the lemon which was the perfect balance of sweet and sour but we opted to get the pineapple sorbet which was equally yummy.

Burger Festival - Island Way Sorbet

The Good The Bad and The Burger

Our overall view/opinion- It was a well organised event considering it was the first one. The festival gave burgers a platform to shine. There was a variety of burger options from pulled pork from Pitmasters to chilli poppers from Sticky Fingers to sliders from Lunchworks.
Some teething problems in our opinion- there was not many non alcoholic beverage options , long lines at certain vendors and also vendors running out of ingredients.
We enjoyed ourselves and definitely will be back at the next one excited to see how The Burger Festival develops and grows into one of Cape Town’s biggest foodie events.

We would like to thank Flavourful Events for hosting us we had an amazing time

Burger Festival Mix Burger Festival Mix 1

Disclaimer: Opinions are our own and based on our personal experience but we were invited as media and therefore our meals were on the house

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